Archive for the ‘eco’ category

Reusable Christmas Card by Split Design

December 5th, 2013

The Reusable Christmas Card is a concept we thought up to create a chain of recipients, making a communal way to get in touch each year and spread the “collective christmas cheer” whilst saving paper at the same time.

The cola-bow installation by Penda at Student Beijing Design Exhibition

October 31st, 2013

The cola-bow is a public art installation made out of more than 17.000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo.

Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar by HASSELL, Melbourne – Australia

September 22nd, 2013

A total of 125 coffee trees from a disused coffee plantation in New South Wales were used on the Farm and they have been sold to someone who will replant them in Victoria. Over 2,000 tropical plants were used to create the jungle effect; these will be given back to the nursery that donated them for the duration of the Festival.

BETZAVTA garden furniture by Itay Kirshenbaum

September 13th, 2013

On the product there are pockets that contain a system of wires that will allow the user to shape the flat canvas into the final desired 3D shape. The user spreads out the product on the ground, wets it with a hose, the water penetrates the canvas and wets the Concrete mixture. Finally when the watering process is finished, the user pulls the wires and creates the 3D shape.

Desperados containers by Horeca Strategies

August 14th, 2013

Horeca Strategies Agency has created for Desperados pop-up bars and DJ Stands, which will be used during festivals, concerts ad in promotional areas. To build them, freight containers were used and adapted as to resemble industrial storage space.

Treehotel – The Bird’s Nest, Luleå – Sweden

August 1st, 2013

It’s a spacious environment where a family with two children can comfortably spread out. The walls are clad with wood panels and the windows almost disappear in the exterior’s network of branches. The room is 17m² and has separate bedrooms, bathroom, and living area. You enter the Bird’s Nest with the help of a retractable staircase.

Cardboard furniture by Peppermint Products*

July 24th, 2013

The material is surprisingly strong, despite being light and very easy to manage. It can be of a white coat, which acts as a canvas onto which, one can print or even paint. The cardboard elements are held with a colourful seat belt strap, which is an attractive addition to the ensemble. Light and eco-friendly furniture, with an unconventional combination of materials.

Kiton showroom by A4A, Milan

July 19th, 2013

The installation for the new men’s accessories collection has been designed to conserve the quality spaces in the new showroom, with large windows creating a constant overlapping between the indoor areas and the city outside. The facades of the historical buildings around the showroom act as a backdrop for the display elements, creating a theatrical and striking effect.

Diesel Kid Store by Collective Paper Aesthetics, Treviso – Italy

July 18th, 2013

The play & display unit named BRAVE heart is configured from autonomous kid’s-stools.

Bio-Light concept light fixture by Philips

June 26th, 2013

Perhaps, Philips suggests, the time has come to look beyond electrically dependent alternatives to a biological source of light: bacteria. That’s the idea behind the Dutch electronics company’s Bio-Light concept, which harnesses the light generated by bioluminescent microorganisms–a disinterested move by a company in the business of making all sorts of light bulbs.

Corrugated Cardboard Pavilion by Miguel Arraiz García & David Moreno Terrón, Valencia – Spain

June 10th, 2013

This corrugated cardboard pavilion was built for a traditional festival called “Fallas” held in Valencia every March. The construction was made out with 3,000 purposefully made corrugated hexagonal boxes as the only structural material.

Trash Café at Newcastle University

May 27th, 2013

Students at Newcastle University recently teamed up with engineers and architects to build a pop-up café made entirely from recycled plastic bottles and cardboard boxes.

Kyoob-id’s sustainable office, Singapore

May 24th, 2013

For the certification, we’ve implemented several improvements in a recent refurbishment exercise to making the office more sustainable. This includes the usage of green label materials such as eco-friendly laminates for office furniture and flooring among others.

(POP)culture recycled soda bottles installation by Garth Britzman

April 9th, 2013

This temporary installation used recycled soda bottles as a canopy under which a small park is created. An intriguing environment is created where one can explore the surface qualities of the bottles at eye level.

Marine light by Nir Meiri

April 2nd, 2013

Through an unconventional use of seaweed as a main material for a domestic environment, the ‘Marine light’ by Tel-Aviv-based designer Nir Meiri plays on the tension between the artistic and the commercial.

Heineken WOBO When Beer Met Architecture

March 25th, 2013

Heineken WOBO: When Beer Met Architecture

Spaceship HEART playground by Noa Haim – Collective Paper Aesthetics

March 1st, 2013

Spaceship HEART is a public playground made from individual Kid’s stool. The modular system is MADE from Cardboard ONLY.

Bamboo courtyard by HWCD, Yangzhou – China

February 14th, 2013

Bamboo courtyard by HWCD, Yangzhou – China

SHIPPING CONTAINERS! Container City, Cholula – Mexico

February 10th, 2013

This hip, colorfully painted shipping container city recently sprung up just outside of Mexico city. Created by a small community of businesses, the project features restaurants, gallery space, bars, funky stores and even living spaces constructed completely out of recycled shipping containers.

SHIPPING CONTAINERS! Bayside Marina Hotel by Yoshimura, Yokohama – Japan

February 9th, 2013

The seemingly random positioning of the pthe prefabricated modular cottages gave a unique and different view to each room as well as creating multiple panoramic scenes within and around the premises.